Thursday, August 18, 2022

MLK50

In April 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped onto the campus of LeMoyne College. Those accompanying him included Nat D. Williams, whose rootedness into what is now ZIP code 38126 would give anyone traveling with him instant neighborhood...
by Alveda C. King, TruthPR.com ATLANTA – Dr. Billy Graham has departed earth to receive a Warrior’s Reward. Many will note the many contributions of the life and legacy of Dr. Billy Graham today in honor and recognition of this...
Marta W. Aldrich, Caroline Bauman and Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat Tennessee Memphis has a special, painful relationship with the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was here, on April 4, 1968, that the iconic civil rights leader was...
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a fierce Civil Rights advocate and strategist over many generations, died on Tuesday at his home in Chester, Va. He was 88 years old. His death was announced by the Rev. Al Sharpton of...
Pelting rain and gathering winds are no match for the spirit of a crowd filled with individuals who declare themselves rooted in righteousness. Such was the case at Mason Temple 50 years ago. And so it was on Tuesday...
by Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher, Special to The New Tri-State Defender I remember the pomp and circumstance of #MLK50. Plenty of lights, cameras, actions, and lofty promises. A year later the lights have dimmed, cameras disappeared, action has distilled, and...
Soon after he was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was whisked to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968. Today, old St. Joseph rests...
The ongoing journey to freedom will serve as an understood theme during “Memphis Cares2” at Crump Stadium on Sunday (April 7), beginning at 3 p.m. The event will be a free re-creation of the original Memphis Cares, April 7, 1968. In...
For many 83-year-olds, some moments stay for a lifetime. Vivid memories rush back, filled with all the color and emotion of that moment. For Fred L. Davis, historic snippets of life 50 years ago remain present in his psyche,...